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(NEW MOVIE) ORION: The final resistance of a classic cinema?

Coronavirus outbreak has started in Finland since March 2020. Thousands of confirmed cases and thousands of businesses that have suffered from this pandemic. We at Entrepreneurs of Finland want you to know that nobody is alone, we are all in this together. And only by staying united, we will thrive against all odds.

We are Entrepreneurs of Finland

We tell inspiring and insightful stories of entrepreneurs from all walks of life.

The Coronavirus has flipped the world upside down, especially for SME owners and solopreneurs. In this critical time, Entrepreneurs of Finland is compelled to tell the truth and gather help for the Finnish entrepreneur community. That’s why we launch the #coronarelief campaign.​

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What to do with your life ft. Tomi Kaukinen | #CoronaRelief Entrepreneur Talk #04

“What should I do with my life?” “How can I be happy?” “Am I good enough?” “What happens if I fail?”. If you are wondering about those universal questions, this interview is for you!

Tomi Kaukinen, a senior entrepreneur, burnout survival & motivational speaker shares his insights and perspectives about the meaning of life & businesses; the horror of public speaking and how to overcome; and last but not least, his personal experience through Coronavirus pandemic in the last few months.

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The power of innovation in times of crisis ft. Jesse Nieminen | #CoronaRelief Entrepreneur Talk #03

Some companies thrive even during difficult times, while others fail or struggle to survive. Find out the secret behind and how to apply it to your own business & personal life in the interview with Jesse Nieminen, co-founder & Chairman of Viima, an entrepreneur with a passion for building businesses and growing organizations to scale in the digital age.

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Hospitality Industry After Covid-19 ft. Joonas Ahola | #CoronaRelief Entrepreneur Talk #02

Get yourself prepared for the new normal of hospitality industry after Covid-19. What we can expect and how to get ready is discussed in this interview with Joonas Ahola – founder and CEO of MeetingPackage – the leader in changing how hotels sell their meeting rooms. He has organized thousands of events of all kinds for the past 8 years and built 3 online marketplaces.

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Business & Startup Scene in Helsinki amid the Corona Crisis ft. Tommo Koivusalo | #CoronaRelief Expert Talk #03

How many new businesses registered during Coronavirus in Helsinki? Why recession is a good time to try out a new business idea? What about the business and startup scene in Helsinki before and AFTER this crisis? What consumers and businesses could expect to happen in this autumn?

Everything would be covered in this interview with Tommo Koivusalo – Head of Unit, NewCo Helsinki. Despite such an unpredictable future, we are still positive that we would conquer any circumstances with the Sisu attitude!

Stories

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“2,5 years running a startup taught me more real-life skills, than what I had learned at university in 5 years.” – Elisabet Miheludaki, CEO & Founder of amplaffy.io

Elisabet founded amplaffy in 2017. Almost three years later, the team now is much bigger, more dedicated to pursue their mission – contributing to a borderless, mobile world, where anyone, anywhere has the same opportunities to realize their potential in their lifetime. The company personalizes data about startup jobs and learning resources that are currently scattered, making them easily accessible through a single node for better career planning.

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“I quit my corporate job in a foreign country to explore my passion with no networks, no Finnish skills, no knowledge of entrepreneurship and suddenly, with no source of income”, Priyanka Banerjee – Co-founder and CEO at BusinessWiz

Priyanka Banerjee is an entrepreneur and public speaker whose mission is to create an inclusive society where she wants to live in and could feel that she belongs without any labels. Her company BusinessWiz is founded based on over seven years of experience working with international clients and customers. With the profound understanding and know-how, her team is helping companies to optimize multicultural teams’ performance, turn workplace diversity and inclusion into competitive advantages.

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“You Are Here To Serve People” – Edem Abekey, Founder of Inkuto

Edem Abekey, Founder of Inkuto – a company that offers wide-ranging skincare products made from indigenous African natural resources. Edem is dedicated to promoting sustainability, empowering women and supporting the community in Ghana.

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“Immigrants are not a homogenous group of people. Some move to Finland as refugees, some for studying or because of work. They also have different social backgrounds, educational experiences, and professional careers. Sadly for some of them, opportunities seem to never knock on their door. This creates a lot of inefficiencies which can then lead to personal struggles and economic disadvantage.”

Daniel Rahman and his team started Integrify from frustration but continue to move forward being driven by the positive impacts on improving people’s lives.

Social integration is not a challenge for one specific country. It happens everywhere. Watch Daniel’s video story to find out more about how entrepreneurship helps to solve this global issue.

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Entrepreneurship is not for everybody. Yes, but if you have not tried, how can you know it’s not for you? Familiarise yourself with the entrepreneurial journey of other experienced entrepreneurs could be a great way to justify if entrepreneurship is for you.

For the first time on Entrepreneurs of Finland, our video story will reveal the journey of an entrepreneur in the finance and investment sector. How Lasse Mäkelä and his super-team have founded and successfully run Invesdor – a FinTech with a mission to make Europe a better place especially for investors and startups?

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Have you ever noticed that you feel more tired and work less effectively just because you stay indoors for so long?

To kick off the Entrepreneurs of Finland’s signature series in 2020, we’re excited to introduce a story about Aki Soudunsaari – how he has successfully founded Naava, a Finnish Greentech company helping people to improve health, happiness, and performance by bringing natural Nordic forest air to the world.

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Joel came to Finland after falling in love with a Finn, but the reason that kept him stay in the country is the weather. Joel loves the Finnish summer and how the social system works beautifully here. From his experience, he encourages Finland to open the door for immigrants more and see them as an advantage instead of a liability.